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Andrew Strain

British Columbia

Surfing, Tofino, BC

British Columbia

Skiing Whistler Blackcomb Resort, British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia

Where nature is nurtured

Don’t challenge British Columbia to a nature contest. The westernmost province has an unfair advantage: this is where the Pacific Ocean is met by bustling city and towering forest; where soaring snow-capped mountains give way to picturesque valleys, and where lively urban life blends in beautifully with the nature that surrounds it. 

If you’re in search of authentic experiences on your trip to the West Coast, you’ll find a plethora of ways to be immersed in the cultures of those who have been there since time immemorial. British Columbia is home to the most diversity of Indigenous cultures — with over 200 First Nations and 30 languages spoken. 

Whether you decide to be inspired at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, or sip wine in the breathtaking Okanagan at Nk'Mip Cellars, the first Indigenous-owned and operated winery in North America — you’re sure to leave feeling rejuvenated. Prefer to go somewhere more off the grid? At Spirit Bear Lodge, nestled in the world’s largest temperate rainforest, the Kitasoo and Xai’xais Peoples offer wildlife tours to see one of the world’s most elusive animals, the white-coated Spirit Bear.


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Julian Apse

Where the skyline of glass towers reflects the beauty of the surrounding ocean and coastal mountains. Where you can swim at the beach and explore a mountain in the same day. Where the cuisine is world-class and the nightlife electrifying. Vancouver is definitely spectacular by nature.


A couple sitting on the lawn outside BC Legislature in Victoria, BC

On the shores of the Pacific Ocean, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, you’ll find British Columbia’s capital city brimming with West Coast history.


Don’t miss the iconic spots and hidden gems. No matter where you go in British Columbia, there are amazing itinerary ideas for you to explore.

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Haida Gwaii: Islands at the Edge of the World  External Link Title

From USD $9,995 per person

9-10 days / 8-9 nights

Perched on the outer edge of the continental shelf 60 miles off the northwest coast of Canada lies a place called Haida Gwaii: "Islands of the People" in the language of the ancestral Haida whose presence here spans millennia. Wild and windswept, this archipelago of more than 200 islands is one of the richest biological and cultural sites in North America. Its geographic isolation has allowed numerous unique species to evolve, earning it the name "Canada's Galapagos." Encounter the wonder and mystique of Haida Gwaii from a deluxe sailboat as we explore ancient temperate rain forest, a vibrant intertidal zone teeming with colorful sea creatures, and a human heritage that dates back 13,000 years. Wreathed in mist, old-growth cedars, Sitka spruce and western hemlocks pierce the silver underbelly of the clouds. Old totem poles also rise skyward from abandoned Haida villages now sinking into the moss, while new ones emerge from the hands of modern-day carvers. Sandy beaches edge rockbound shorelines where sea lions haul out and whales spout offshore. On this rare voyage of discovery, encounter a place that will move your spirit—a place called Haida Gwaii.

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Vancouver Island Premium  External Link Title

From USD $2,491 per person (double occupancy)

8 days / 7 nights

This itinerary explores the best of what Vancouver Island has to offer. Begin with a spectacular BC Ferries crossing from Vancouver to BC’s capital city of Victoria, where we spend two nights. Explore the famous Butchart Gardens and have sufficient time to explore the city at your leisure. Enjoy 3-nights in the laid back town of Tofino, the whale watching and surfing mecca of BC. The drive on the Pacific Rim Highway is stunning with views of the rugged coastline and lush rainforest. The journey continues to Northern Vancouver Island, known for its rugged beauty that rewards guests with solitude, secluded beaches and glimpses of wildlife in their natural habitat.

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Rockies & Waterton Hidden Gems  External Link Title

From USD $2,725 per person (double occupancy)

9 days / 8 nights

Travel the road less traveled and explore some of the hidden gems Western Canada has to offer. This tour will guide you from Vancouver through the Okanagan Valley and the Kootenay Rockies before entering the rolling prairies of Southern Alberta, and the magnificent views of Waterton Lakes National Park. After this, you will spend two nights in the iconic town of Banff before finishing this trip off in Calgary. This tour can be combined with a 2-day, 1-night trip on the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer to return from Banff to Vancouver (additional cost).